And so, this is what I found after I got on the dirt road, as I mentioned before.
Recently, Alexia Sinclair wrote something about Patrons, and I'll maker her words mine:
Although I am ever grateful for the heart felt and generous complements that weave their way into my life and my inbox daily, one can’t survive on words alone. Please know that the psychological support is most certainly fuel for my fire.
However, financially, artists survive on the generosity of patrons. Patrons are people (often ordinary people) who believe in my work to such a degree that they are prepared to purchase my art to collect and love for life or choose to commission personal works of their own.
Readers, it’s time to purchase some art and hang it on your wall and admire it every time you pass it by. Why? Our world would be a very bland place without art. We are in desperate need of a renaissance."
p.s. the link to my prints is on my profile, if anyone feels interested.